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is the size of almost half the continental united states is now much warmer than it used to be. that's going to change the climate. that's going to change the weather. there is some early evidence that it may be weakening the jet stream and causing more extreme weather here in the united states. >> eliot: i'm going to pick up on your metaphor. it used to be that defrosting the freezer was something you did. defrosting this freezer is not a good thing to be doing. >> no, not at all. there's a couple of other reasons why. because right next to the arctic when you melt floating ice, it doesn't raise sea levels much as when ice in your glass melts. it doesn't overflow. but right next to the arctic is greenland and greenland has an ice sheet which had record ice melt this year and greenland has enough ice that if it melts, it can raise's sea levels by itself 20 feet. >> eliot: i saw that number. it was so shocking to me, i want you to repeat it so people can absorb it. if the water melts the water level around the entire
to test us. >> it began with a triple-a credit rating for the united states and ends in a down grade of america. >> eliot: for more i'm joined by former senior adviser to president clinton 1996 re-election and by political reporter joe williams. joe, let me go to you. you're down in dc, in the center of the political media. is the media finally standing up and saying we're not going to repeat these claims you're making without telling the public many of them are outright false. >> well, i think the media is starting to get it because there are some claims that are too bold and too bald to let go past. it's a been a little while to take a number of these things and add up before people catch on and say they're lying deliberately. but now you have a different phenomena. the right wing have their own watchdogs and they're pushing back against the actual fact. you have a dynamic here where they're not only creating falsehoods but creating their own reality against people who are calling them out for creating their own reality. it's very bizarre and i've seening in like it. >> eliot: you
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